You quoted an article in their student newspaper, written by someone in the Applied Economics program, which has been retracted by the paper as covid misinformation. If an economist is someone you go to for your medical information, well...
Here is what their site says on 11/27 regarding covid vs. flu deaths:
COVID-19: There have been approximately 1,434,725 deaths reported worldwide. In the U.S, 263,462 people have died of COVID-19 between January 2020 and November 27, 2020.*
Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that 290,000 to 650,000 people die of flu-related causes every year worldwide.
are working to estimate the mortality rate of COVID-19, but at present, it is thought to be substantially higher (possibly 10 times or more) than that of most strains of the flu.
Yes, and if you shoot someone seconds before they die of natural causes, it is still murder. You should see some boosting of deaths from COVID as healthy people and those that could live much longer while unhealthy do die, but those close to death are the ones most likely to be killed by COVID.
In 2019 there were 1.4 million deaths from tuberculosis reported worldwide. About the same amount every year, no one suggested shutting down the world economy over it. Perhaps because of the 80 million + new arrivals (births) each year drowns it out.
Prior to 2020, if you caught the flu, then died of pneumonia, it was a pneumonia death. 78k pneumonia deaths in 2020 called for Covid along with 51 k heart attacks, while all other forms of FLU stepped back cause of virus respect.
The CDC CHANGED how comorbidities were reported for this year from how it was done from 2003 to 2019. By their own information less than 10K Americans died of NOTHING BUT COVID; its not the "Satan Bug". If you think cheap masks stop any amount of the 10 to the 31st power of virus in our air, soil and seawater, then you probably fish for guppies with a tuna net.,
Statistics are statistics
What "caused" any given death, due to multiple contributing factors at play in any given death, is open to interpretation. You can manipulate the data by interpreting deaths that aren't covid as covid. But the total number of deaths cannot be manipulated. In order for covid to be the cause in this drastic number of deaths, deaths from all other causes would have needed to miraculously decrease by the exact same amount, since overall deaths have not increased. That is simply not feasible. It means the data that can be manipulated to make covid look like this big scary boogeyman, is being manipulated. Whether this is intentional or the result of observation bias is open to debate, but it is clearly happening.
Overall deaths HAVE increased.
Look at the chart 1/3 down the page.
Look at the reports of all the hospitals over capacity, sending patients to makeshift facilities.
You think it's a boogeyman because you've been groomed by the idiot in the White House not to believe anything he doesn't want you to believe. Wake the hell up.
It's worthless to have a discussion with people who believe in things like Q & Bigfoot, but not the top scientists & physicians in the country.